Uncle Bobby mentoring keiki as they learn about Hawaiian woodworkingIt continues to sadden us that people steal from Uncle Bobby. The latest theft took place last week. We are posting a list of the items we can confirm were taken, valuing over $4000 worth. How? “A lock had been cut clean off the shed, and housing for another had been peeled back as if it were putty. Puakea says heavy equipment had to have been used to get past his locks,” as reported by Hawaii News Now. This once again interferes with Uncle Bobby’s work restoring damaged koa canoes. And it affects the mentoring he does with Hawaii’s keiki as well.

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List of Stolen Tools

  • Carving tool set
  • Koa wooden mallets
  • Hitachi jig saw
  • 18V Craftsman drill
  • Remington electric chain saw
  • Makita planer, 3 3/4″
  • 1/2 sheet finish sander, Porto Cable
  • 1//3 sheet finish sander
  • Numerous power cords
  • Square
  • Level
  • Grinders, 5 1/2″ each, 6 in total
  • Palm R/O Sanders: 4 DeWalt and 1 Porto Cable
  • R/O 5 1/2″ Sander, Porto Cable
  • Medical Kit
  • Belt Sanders (5) – 1 Porto Cable (3×21), 3 Craftsman (3×21), 1 Craftsman (4×21)
  • Trash Barrels (2)

Mahalo to Hawaii News Now for helping us solve this crime. It has also been reported to the Honolulu Police Department.
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